We loved the Easter Bunny Cardboard Craft so much that we wanted to add a friend! So let me introduce you to our Easter Chicks! Grab the free printable to get started on this recycled Easter Chick Cardboard Craft.
Easter Chick Cardboard Craft
I can’t decide which is my favorite, this or the Easter Bunny we did earlier! But just as with the Easter Bunny, this recycled cardboard craft comes together fairly easily with use of the free printable and a few basic supplies.
First gather the free printable template, found at the end of this post, and the following items:
Sandpaper or other Textured Material
Print and carefully cut out the template pieces. Then draw each template piece onto a piece of cardboard. The more varied your cardboard texture, the more unique your final project will be.
After tracing each piece, carefully cut out all of your cardboard.
Using your oil pastels, begin coloring in each of the cardboard pieces and use your fingertips to blend the oils together. Get creative and use any colors you want or keep it traditional, like we did.
After coloring in all of your cardboard pieces, begin layering and gluing them in place. Start with the chick’s body and add the stomach area. Then top with his feet. Add his beak and position the wings behind the body, as shown above.
Use leftover cardboard to create eyes or draw them on with sharpie. Then choose which accessory to add (or both or none) and glue it in place.
Allow everything to dry and then your chick is complete!
If you want, you can enlarge or shrink the template before printing it to create multiple chicks of various sizes too!
And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to make his Easter Bunny friend.
Ready to get started? Click the button below to grab the free printable template.